Women's Studies Program Presents Feminist Forums
The forums will examine cultural and social gender by studying contributions of women to society.
Written by Clay Fuchs
The discussions, which are open to the public, will focus on the history of national and international awareness campaigns of women leaders.
The Texas Tech Women’s Studies Program will host three feminist forums this spring in the Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center (TLPDC) on the main floor of the Texas Tech Library.
“The forums will examine cultural and social gender by studying the history, experience and contributions of women to society through leadership,” said Patricia Earl, coordinator for the Women’s Studies program. “Discussions will focus on the history and current state of national and international awareness campaigns where women have led and continue to lead within our community.”
Feed Your Body & Soul – noon-1 p.m., Room 153, TLPDC.
This month’s forum will be one of many events focusing on awareness of thoughts, feelings and behaviors related to body image, promoting Feed Your Body & Soul Awareness Week. Cornelia deRiese, associate professor at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center will be guest speaking. This month’s forum will focus on current changes in U.S. and state laws pertaining to reproductive health.
A History of Women’s Leadership – noon-1 p.m., Room 153, TLPDC.
Annually on March 8, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. This forum will discuss current strategies to promote forward movement of women’s rights on a global scale.
Women Leading Women Through Passion and Perseverance – noon-1 p.m., Room 153, TLPDC.
This forum is held in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Across the Texas Tech Campus multiple organizations, departments and centers conduct academic discussions raising public awareness about sexual violence and the need to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. Guest speakers of this forum will highlight ways they have brought the community together to organize, plan and discuss sexual violence and how they feel these events have reinforced the need for prevention efforts.
Events are open to the public. For off campus visitors, enter through the main campus entrance at University Avenue and Broadway; ask for directions and visitor parking location instructions at the traffic kiosk station.
Registration for these events is free. Please go to the link provided and click on “schedule of events” on the left side of the page to find the event and register. For non-TTU personnel please contact the TLTC at (806) 742-0133 to register. Link to register: https://www.tltc.ttu.edu/
The Women’s Studies Program is a part of the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement
Women's Studies Program
Started in 1981, the Women’s Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that examines the cultural and social construction of gender, explores the history, experiences and contributions of women to society, and studies the influences of gender on the lives of women and men. The program emphasizes critical thinking across disciplines vital to success during and following formal education.
Texas Tech offers a minor in Women’s Studies. Goals of the minor include helping student’s interpret concepts of gender and gendered identities in different social, cultural and political contexts.
The program is administered by the Director of Women's Studies. A minor in Women's Studies consists of 18 hours of courses as approved by the director.
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